Get ready to dodge spoilers for the next four months, as details of the Halo Infinite story have already begun to leak. Players checking out the first technical test flight for Halo Infinite on PC and Xbox have analyzed a number of details from the history of the exclusive multiplayer preview version and are already starting to appear online.
343 Creative Industry of Industries Joseph Staten confirmed on Twitter that some campaign files were “inadvertently included” in the compilation that came out to players and asked those who saw them not to spoil the game for others. "These leaks are painful for the developer team and can ruin the campaign experience for everyone," Staten tweeted.
These leaks are painful for the developer team and can ruin the campaign experience for everyone. So please keep your eyes open for spoilers and don’t spread them if you see them. ❤️ 2/2July 30, 2021
I’ve taken a look at a lot of things that were leaked, and honestly, Halo Infinite could be a hard game to break. Emptying information includes historical rhythms and descriptions of goals, most of which are difficult to analyze without context. After all, what we’ve seen above about Infinite seems like a fresh start with mostly new characters in a new Halo ring. Also included is a list of titles and achievement weapons that we already know or can probably guess from previous revelations in the game. I may have dodged some revolutionary revelation, so Halo fans should probably bury their heads in the sand to be sure.
Halo community director Brian Jarrard advised people who have analyzed the information they post on public channels will cause the DMCA to be withdrawn. "You run a real risk of receiving a withdrawal notice, which can cause a wake-up call on certain platforms. If you've already posted content, we recommend that you proactively remove it from your channel," he tweeted.
The most obvious places I can see this happening are YouTube and Twitter, both platforms that are quick to act on DMCA claims, so post at your own risk. Also, don’t post a bunch of spoilers for a game no one can play for months as they can’t.
We have been playing ourselves in the technical test and will share some ideas soon. What’s there now is still pretty light (we’ve been shooting a lot of robots and doing gun exercises), but it certainly feels like next-generation Halo.